Sporting Directors Report

Sporting Directors Report

August 2022

Wakefield Park management has recently announced it will close the gates to the racetrack on September 1 claiming that it is no longer a viable business after the Land & Environment Court ruling allowing it to only operate 4 days per month.

It appears that unless the State government intervenes the track will probably stay closed & yet another Motorsport facility will disappear & become just a memory.

You can read a fairly detailed article on the net by Auto Action.

As a result of the closure “HSRCA” has cancelled its “Spring Festival” programmed for the weekend of September 10 & 11 at “Wakefield Park”, so that’s two Motorsport events that historic Motorsport has lost in the last two months.

The good news for us is that “GEAR” has decided to run a “GEAR day at Sydney Motorsport Park” on Monday October 24 using the Druitt ( north circuit) which is 2.8 km long.

They will run the December event at “Pheasant Wood Circuit Marulan” if “Wakefield Park” is still not available.

Steve Jones, Austin Blanch & I have already entered in the “GEAR” event at “SMP”. This event should be worth having a look at as there will be some interesting cars competing. Anyone interested in go-ing down & having a look can contact me for further details.

Both “GEAR” & “HSRCA” are looking at maybe running events at “Winton Raceway” in Victoria. Having competed there last year I would be keen to go back & have another run even though it is a 8 hour drive to get there.

If you like watching historic cars race get on the net & have a look at the re-cent 2022 “Winton Festival of Speed”. Lots of MG’s were there running in different categories and I believe they are worth having a look at.

Coming Events

Remember drive them don’t hide them, enjoy your MG.

Gary Piper